Capscare Academy anyone?

  1. Hello. I'm thinking of doing my LPN-RN program at Capscare Academy in FL, anyone doing this program? How is it? Is it a good program? I was told I can take my NCLEX in MD, but it would be under FL NCLEX, then I can "transfer" my license to MD once I pass the NCLEX since it's a compact state? Is this true?
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  3. by   klone
    I would not attend if it's not an accredited program.

    What they told you about your NCLEX is incorrect, generally speaking. You can apply with ANY state BON to take the NCLEX, once you have an ATT. So if you know you will be moving to MD, you can apply through the MD BON. You don't have to take it through the Florida BON if you're not going to work in FLorida.

    For this particular program, it's possible that other BONs may not accept it as a legitimate school, which is why they told you what they did. If that's the case, I would be very suspicious. A legit nursing program should be approved by all state BONs.
    Last edit by klone on Mar 14
  4. by   Newbeginnings2018
    "you can apply through the MD BON", yes they did mention that I can apply for NCLEX through MD BON(since it's my state of residence), but I would be taking FL NCLEX examination. Then, I would have to "transfer" my licensure to MD once I pass my NCLEX. I'm guessing I will be able to apply for licensure through MD once I pass, since FL and MD are compact states. Is this right?
  5. by   meanmaryjean
    There is only one NCLEX- there is not a Florida and a Maryland NCLEX. I think they are parsing words here in an effort to deceive. PLEASE do not attend an unaccredited school. It will be nothing but heartache- we can attest to that fact.

    The fact that they list their BILL COLLECTOR on the website should be enough to frighten you.
  6. by   klone
    Quote from Newbeginnings2018
    "you can apply through the MD BON", yes they did mention that I can apply for NCLEX through MD BON(since it's my state of residence), but I would be taking FL NCLEX examination.
    As MMJ stated, there is no such thing as a "Florida NCLEX". When you apply to take the NCLEX, you apply through whatever state you want your license to be in. You can PHYSICALLY take the NCLEX exam wherever you want, regardless of which state you applied from.

    If you live in Maryland, you would apply to take the exam through the Maryland BON. Unless, of course, the reason they're saying this is because they know their program isn't accepted in any other states?
  7. by   Newbeginnings2018
    [QUOTE=klone;9765530]As MMJ stated, there is no such thing as a "Florida NCLEX". When you apply to take the NCLEX, you apply through whatever state you want your license to be in. You can PHYSICALLY take the NCLEX exam wherever you want, regardless of which state you applied from.

    Im sorry, but maybe I'm not making myself clear. I 'm already an LPN so I aware of the process of the NCLEX. What I'm most concerned about is once I apply for my RN license in Florida and pass, WILL I BE ABLE TO "TRANSFER"(NOT SURE if I'M USING THE CORRECT WORD) MY LICENSE TO MD, ALTHOUGH THE SCHOOL I WENT TO IS NOT APPROVED BY MD BON? KEEP IN MIND, I'VE ALREADY RECEIVED MY LICENSE THROUGH FL BON.
  8. by   klone
    Only the MD BON can answer that question.
  9. by   Newbeginnings2018
    Hello. I'm thinking of doing my LPN-RN program at Capscare Academy in FL, anyone doing this program? How is it? Is it a good program? I was told I can take my NCLEX in MD, but it would be under FL NCLEX, then I can "transfer" my license to MD once I pass the NCLEX since it's a compact state? Is this true?
  10. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from Newbeginnings2018

    Im sorry, but maybe I'm not making myself clear. I 'm already an LPN so I aware of the process of the NCLEX. What I'm most concerned about is once I apply for my RN license in Florida and pass, WILL I BE ABLE TO "TRANSFER"(NOT SURE if I'M USING THE CORRECT WORD) MY LICENSE TO MD, ALTHOUGH THE SCHOOL I WENT TO IS NOT APPROVED BY MD BON? KEEP IN MIND, I'VE ALREADY RECEIVED MY LICENSE THROUGH FL BON.
    I don't think you're understanding what the previous posters are trying to tell you. If you live in MD and will be working in MD, there is zero need to apply to the FL BON for licensure. The school that I attended is in the state I live in- but because I'm near the southern border, we had many many students from the state to the south. They did not apply for licensure in the state the school was in. They applied directly to their state of residence's BON. The only reason for a school to tell you that you can't do that is because they know their program will not meet the standards of the other state's BON. Any school that basically tells you not to apply to another state is a school that should be avoided. Additionally, you will need to put out additional funds by applying for licensure in FL and then turning around and paying to apply for licensure in MD. Why not attend a program where that is not a necessary step?

    Other red flags: the school's website ends in .com or .org (apparently they are transitioning the website) rather than .edu. A reputable program's website will end in .edu

    Bill collector information is listed right on the front page. The companies they list directly under that hardly sound like academic material with names like "divalicious book adventures"

    It is neither CCNE or ACEN accredited. While accreditation is voluntary, attending a non-accredited program can lead to issues with furthering your education. Additionally, some employers, especially in areas where new grads outnumber the open positions for them, require graduation from an accredited program.

    The correct term is endorse your license. For starters, go to the MD BON website and find the application for endorsement. It may list requirements, some of which may include work experience. Then contact the MD BON and find out if they will accept a graduate of the program for licensure, whether by exam or by endorsement from another state.
  11. by   klone
    Rose Queen, I think the OP *HAS* to apply to the FL BON for licensure because the school is not recognized/approved by other BONs. Huge red flag that I hope the OP will heed.
  12. by   JustBeachyNurse
    No. It's not true. It's more likely the school is not approved and MD BoN will deem you ineligible for an RN license by examination or endorsement. FLBoN is cracking down on bogus nursing programs. If it sounds too good to be true it is. No reputable nursing school lists their bill collector online. No reputable nursing school will advise such a cockeyed licensing scheme. And compact status has zero to do with what they are advising.


    PS school goes under you can't transfer and lost all the money and time invested.
  13. by   traumaRUs
    Merged reports and placed in LPN to RN student forum
  14. by   Newbeginnings2018
    Then contact the MD BON and find out if they will accept a graduate of the program for licensure, whether by exam or by endorsement from another state.[/QUOTE]

    Yes, this is what I've been trying to do before I go further, but I haven't been able to speak to anyone so far. Guess I'll keep trying. Thanks for your input

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